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The BFG is the exciting tale of a young girl named Sophie and the mysterious giant the BFG, who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Two of the world's greatest storytellers - Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg - unite to bring Dahl's beloved classic to life.

1 hour, 46 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Dec 2019 17:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    John Williams

    The Witching Hour

  • 00:08

    John Williams

    To Giant Country

  • 00:25

    John Williams


  • 00:33

    John Williams

    Dream Jars

  • 00:37

    John Williams


  • 00:40

    John Williams

    Dream Country

  • 00:56

    John Williams

    Blowing Dreams

  • 00:57

    John Williams

    There Was A Boy

  • 01:03

    John Williams

    Snorting and Sniffing

  • 01:08

    John Williams

    The Boy's Drawings

  • 01:12

    Central Band of the Royal British Legion

    Rule Britannia

  • 01:25

    Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville: Cavatina

  • 01:37

    John Williams

    Giants Netted

  • 01:38

    John Williams

    Sophie's Future

  • 01:39

    John Williams

    The Queen's Dream

  • 01:43

    John Williams

    Finale From Jfk

  • 01:44

    John Williams


  • 01:45

    John Williams

    Sophie and The Bfg

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Role Contributor
BFG Mark Rylance
Sophie Ruby Barnhill
The Queen Penelope Wilton
Fleshlumpeater Jemaine Clement
Mary Rebecca Hall
Mr Tibbs Rafe Spall
Bloodbottler Bill Hader
Maidmasher/Cook Olafur Darri Olafsson
Manhugger/Lout 1 Adam Godley
Butcher Boy/Danish Driver Michael Adamthwaite
Bonecruncher/Lout 2 Daniel Bacon
Childchewer/Pub Landlord Jonathan Holmes
Gizzardgulper/Late Night Walker Chris Gibbs
Meatdripper/Lout 3 Paul Moniz de Sa
Matron Marilyn Norry
Composer John Williams
Director Steven Spielberg
Director of photography Janusz Kaminski
Writer Melissa Mathison
Author Roald Dahl
Producer Frank Marshall
Producer Sam Mercer
Producer Steven Spielberg


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